Miraculous escape for driver who wrapped his car around a lamp post

The car ploughed straight into a lamp post (SWNS)

A driver who lost control of his sports car is lucky to be alive after ploughing directly into a lamp post.

The Toyota MR2 was almost ripped in half by the impact of the collision at around 5pm on Sunday but the motorist managed to walk away from the mangled wreckage with just minor injuries.

Derbyshire Police said the driver crashed the flash motor after hitting standing water on the A50 near Alvaston, Derbs., following heavy rain.

The force’s Road Police Unit tweeted: “A50 J2 to J3. Lucky to escape with minor injuries after hitting standing water then a Lamp Post. Drive to the conditions. #DriveToArrive”.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed they also attended the scene.

They tweeted: “17:19 #AscotDrive_RED in attendance at an RTC on the A6 slip road to the A50. 1 car into a lamp post. Crews are making the vehicle safe.”

At around 7.30pm they tweeted: “Crews still in attendance making scene safe. A50 westbound closed at junction 2 (the A6) westbound for the recovery of the vehicle.”

A Derbyshire Police spokeswoman said: “We got a call at around 5pm to alert us to a collision involving a Toyota MR2.

“The driver was stood out of the vehicle when police arrived complaining of minor injuries, mainly pain to his back and ribs and he had got some cuts and bruises.”

A Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “We were called out at 5.11pm and a crew from Ascot Drive Red Watch and Castle Donington also attended.

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“We had a stop message through at 7.20pm so we were there for just over two hours.

“It involved one car which has crashed into a lamppost, the crew were there ready to make vehicles on the scene safe.”

An East Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We were called to tend to one patient. However they had no injuries, so they were discharged at the scene.”